Bleh, writer’s block. It’s evil. It creeps up out of nowhere, just as you sit down to write a scene that has been playing in your mind all day.
That was me this afternoon. Painful, painful!! I’ve been wanting to write this one particular scene for my novel for a few days now, but it was all about getting it from Point A (which was written) to Point B (also written). This was filler, so to speak, the drive from Point A to B. And would it come? No. Would inspiration allow me to type a few hundred words?
…I think I wrote five. Seriously frustrating!
Of late I’ve discovered just how powerful crystals can be, especially when worn as pendants. Yes, I love working with them individually, but I don’t normally strongly connect with them until they’re either in my pocket or around my neck, and have never worked with them in this regard before. I’ve also got a little OCD (Obsessive Crystal Disorder) so I found diving into my collection this afternoon quite a rewarding experience.
Needed: a small collection of crystals to assist with creativity, and getting rid of evil writer’s block.
Solution: Two pendants (one my favourite citrine, the other crazy lace agate); my favourite bracelets (a mixture of aventurine, tigers eye, fluorite, moonstone, and jet); along with tumbles, points and rough cuts of citrine, elestrial quartz, chalcedony and carnelian in the pockets of my jacket.
Result: 100 words written, and over four hours spent on a new pendant for a friend. That’s right, a four hour piece! One moment it was 3.30 and I was almost finished putting the roots on, the next it’s 6.30pm, and I’m wondering why I’m sore, hungry and busting for the toilet!
So the crystals certainly worked, and I got such an increased buzz of creative energy! It may not have been in the direction that I would’ve liked it to go in, but it certainly was fun creating this new pendant! I’ve never made one this elaborate before, and I think these types will only be made by request.